TECH TALK 360 VIDEO: Virtual is reality at The Gadget Show Live 2016

Virtual is a reality with the ability to now shoot 360 degree video - take a look here on the link below at our amazing first as we chat to Jason Bradbury at Gadget Show Live 2016.

360 DEGREE VIDEO: Watch our first ever 360 degree video chat as The Gadget Show's Jason Bradbury chats to digital editor Graham Walker on The Star's Facebook page - CLICK HERE

360 DEGREE PHOTO: Check out our VR photo of Gadget Show Live's 3,000 seat Super Theatre, taken on the Theta S. You can view this on your mobile device or desk top, but best wearing a VR headset - CLICK HERE.

Look out for more 360 degree videos and photos on our web sites - filmed on the new Theta S camera, showcased at the Gadget Show Live. We include it in our highlights gadgets list below and will be taking a closer look, telling you how how we did it and how to create your own 360 degree videos and photos soon in Tech Talk, our regular look at latest technology, gadgets and apps.

This incredible jaw-dropping technology allows you to scroll around the video image - on a smartphone you can even tilt and turn the device to see a different angle of view. It's like you are there. Facebook and YouTube is now allowing users to post 360 degree video, though there's more of a quality loss on YouTube.

The technology will improve but Tech Talk wanted you to be among the first to take a look at it. Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg, who paid $2 billion (£1.2bn) for Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, believes it will one day become a part of daily life for billions of people.

VIDEO: Press the play button above to watch our traditional video report, including exclusive interviews with all four Gadgets Show stars Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Ortis Deeley and Amy Williams.

Based on the hit Channel Five TV show, featuring all four presenters in their own show, plus hundreds of gadget stalls to explore, Gadget Show Live returned - March 31 to April 3 - for its eighth year, bigger and better than ever.

Tech Talk’s Graham Walker, Alex Evans and Marisa Cashill took a look around and here's a snapshot of some of the gadgets which caught their eye.

We will do full reviews of these and more emerging products.

Gadget Show star Jason Bradbury

Gadget Show star Jason Bradbury

Barnsley based 3DU are at Gadget Show Live 2016 to launch Whoosh 3D, price £30 from www.3du.co.uk - it incredibly turns any 2D video on your smartphone into 3D, glasses free. It works using a special screen protector and an app.

Rotherham based Adspec Limited are also there to showcase the MotionBoard 360, a dual two wheel electric self balancing ‘hover board’, cost around £350 . It's a test of your confidence and balancing skills - but once relaxed, great fun.

Google Cardboard, £15, from www.briztech.co.uk, is a cheap and cheerful but very effective entry level option to unlock your door, or rather your smartphone, to the new world of Virtual Reality.

As it says on the box these VR goggles are made of cardboard. Simply open the back, place any size smartphone inside and hey presto, you enter a virtual world. There’s plenty of free VR split screen app games, video and photo content online.

Theta S an incredible360 degree stills and video camera for just 299

Theta S an incredible360 degree stills and video camera for just 299

Stepping up a league and price is HTC’s Vive VR headset at £689, out later this year and is the most sophisticated of all VR offerings, more so than PSVR, Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear.

Want to make your own VR images, then as we said above, check out the new £299 Ricoh Theta S, an affordable 360 degree stills and video camera which allows you to record your own Virtual Reality photos and video. Watch back wearing a headset and it's as though you are there,

360 DEGREE VIDEO: Watch our first ever 360 degree video chat as The Gadget Show's Jason Bradbury chats to digital editor Graham Walker on The Star's Facebook page - CLICK HERE

360 DEGREE PHOTO: Check out our VR photo of Gadget Show Live's 3,000 seat Super Theatre, taken on the Theta S. You can view this on your mobile device or desk top, but best wearing a VR headset - CLICK HERE.

Drones were flying off the shelves including the SimToo GPS watch controlled foldable Follow Me with 4K Camera, around £475. It literally follows you around, tracking the watch you wear, ideal for the novice but with manual controls for more advanced work.

Pocket sized and mini projectors made a big impact - including the soon to be released Philips short-throw Screeneo HDP2510 with LuminAce which puts a whopping 120ins image on your wall from just a few inches away.

Barnsley based 3DUlaunchedWhoosh 3D, which turns 2D video on your smartphone into 3D

Barnsley based 3DUlaunchedWhoosh 3D, which turns 2D video on your smartphone into 3D

Thinkware’s F750 wifi enabled Dash Cam was unveiled as a game changer, a stylish system which boasts great video footage and incredible night vision video quality. At around £200, retailers like the RAC shop and Amazon, you can possibly look to save on motor insurance.

The ET Scooter, cost £1,295, is an electric Scooter that folds up, making it ideal for the city commuter to use from the train to the office. With a top speed of 20mph it drives for 24 miles, from a two hour charge using a three pin plug. It has bluetooth connection to play music and a build in anti-theft alarm. Evolution Transportation are the official UK dealer.

The Donna Bella Hair Straighteners, £125 in a range of colours, was another big hit, giving any head of hair, in just five minutes, a glossy salon shine which lasts the whole day and into the next. Their new ceramic system means that with just one quick run over each section of hair, the risk of long term damage is reduced.

Tech Talk got hands on with many other gadgets and we will be brining you more online and in print.

Gadget Show Live had four fantastic new areas this year – Better Life, Power Up, The Lab and The Arcade – making it the perfect day out for everyone from early adopters to silver surfers and tech-fanatic families.

Better Life was an area where fans discovered tech that’s been engineered to enhance their everyday lives, whether that’s tech that seamlessly integrates different areas of their lives, or aesthetically irresistible products to beautify the home.

Sitting at the heart of Better Life was the House of Sound and Vision. Playing host to a truly cinematic experience, visitors had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the latest home cinema technology on the market. They could test out a cinema style experience in a purpose built living room kitted out with the latest audio, TV and surround sound tech to try before they buy.

Power Up is where visitors found technology with the power to drive their lives forward, everything from mobiles to wearables, fitness devices and in-car kit. Motor heads could test drive very cool cars in the Car Experience and the latest personal transport devices on the Gadget Wheels Test Track.

The Lab was a concept and innovation area, integral to modern day tech and at Gadget Show Live visitors discovered inspirational tech for the future as well as advice and education on how the tech of tomorrow can change their lives.

They heared gadget reviews from experts in the Connect Theatre, saw the tech of the future in the British Inventors’ Project and Innovation Theatre, and made their own gadgets in Engineer Your Future.

The Arcade was the place for gamers to become truly immersed in the very latest titles on the market, compete against friends (and even against the pros) in the Competition Zone and Minecraft Zone, check out innovative new games in the Indie Mobile and Gaming Pod and take a trip down memory lane with some fine vintage flashbacks.

For the first time ever, the Super Theatre performances starring the TV show’s presenters Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Ortis Deeley and Amy Williams, were filmed for an episode of The Gadget Show in May.

The brand new, never before seen, hour long performance overflowed with tech and treats, first class stunts, lots of audience participation and the latest, most sought after technology giveaways, with prizes dished out every five minutes.

There’s nothing like being there - except perhaps our 360 degree VR photos and video chat from at the event.

Watch our for a more in depth look at all these gadgets above and more coming soon in Tech Talk.

Britain’s biggest consumer tech show saw an expected 75,000 tech fans flood through the doors - find out more at www.gadgetshowlive.net

Check out Gadget Show Live on Twitter @gadgetshowlive, Facebook at Gadgetshowlive, YouTube gadgetshowlivetv and Instagram @gadgetshowlive

App Of The Week

Printed show guides are a thing of the past - certainly at Gadget Show Live 2016.

Leading the charge of replacing old with new tech based alternatives, organisers released a brand new, free Gadget Show Live Event App.

Even if you didn't attent, or if you want to relive some of the highs, this had direct links to all stands and exhibitors. Find out more and download it at www.gadgetshowlive.net/visiting/gadget-show-live-event-app

Google Cardboard headset fromwww.briztech.co.uk gets you into the world of Virtual Reality for just 15

Google Cardboard headset fromwww.briztech.co.uk gets you into the world of Virtual Reality for just 15

Gadget Show stars Jon Bentley, Amy Williams, Jason Bradbury and Jason Bradbury in the Super Theatre at Gadget Show Live 2016.

Gadget Show stars Jon Bentley, Amy Williams, Jason Bradbury and Jason Bradbury in the Super Theatre at Gadget Show Live 2016.

Thinkware F750 wiFi enabled dash cam with incredible night vision

Thinkware F750 wiFi enabled dash cam with incredible night vision

Philips soon to be released short-throw Screeneo HDP2510 withLuminAce puts a whopping 120ins image on your wall from just a few inches away.

Philips soon to be released short-throw Screeneo HDP2510 withLuminAce puts a whopping 120ins image on your wall from just a few inches away.

Watch controlled SimToo Follow Me drone

Watch controlled SimToo Follow Me drone

Gadget Show Live at Birmingham NEC

Gadget Show Live at Birmingham NEC

Donna Bella hair straighteners

Donna Bella hair straighteners